RacletteCorner is adding a new product line: Raclette from the cheesemaker Jumi. Jumi is located in beautiful Emmenthal, canton Bern. The family behind Jumi has made cheese for 5 generations. The milk comes from surrounding small family farms. The largest farm has just 28 head of cows. In the summertime, the cows are brought up to the higher alps, plugging away on fresh grass and herbs. In the winter the cows are fed hay, never silage.
Twice a day the cows are milked and the milk is brought, still warm, by tractor, horse, or even dogs to the creamary.
Only flawless milk from healthy cows is used to make a variety of raw milk cheeses.
Jumi takes the Raclette business seriously. They offer a big variety of original and flavored raclette cheeses. Less serious is the art work that they use for their logo and cheeses.
No Love - No Cheese is their motto!
My family and close raclette friends had the pleasure of tasting the different raclette cheeses under supervision of Simon who joined us from the creamary in Switzerland by Zoom. He explained the process of cheese making and where they source the different herbs (basil, wild herbs, hemp) that go in some of the flavored raclettes. Grandma finds the herbs on her walks, and grows her own which are used in the various raclette cheeses.
The fresh milk goes in the vat where home made cultures and animal rennet are added.
To start, RacletteCorner will offer the original Raclette "Grossvättu", a matured natural raclette cheese, the smoked raclette, and the raclette cheese with pink peppercorns. All cheeses come in half squares which makes it easy to slice. The raclette from Jumi (pronounce "you-me") will be available year-round!